Stena Orders Ro-pax Newbuilds from China

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

April 5, 2016

Stena Line ro-pax newbuild to be built at AVIC Weihai Shipyard (Image: Deltamarin)

Stena Line ro-pax newbuild to be built at AVIC Weihai Shipyard (Image: Deltamarin)

Stena RoRo, a subsidiary of the Swedish ship owner Stena AB, and AVIC International Ship Development (China) Co. Ltd. have signed a contract, subject to board approval, for four ro-pax ferry newbuilds, including option for another four. These will be some of the first ro-pax ferries to be built in China for a western owner. 
Deltamarin Group will deliver an engineering, procurement, construction and management (EPCM) package for the new vessels, to be constructed at AVIC Weihai Shipyard. Deltamarin will work in the project not only as a designer but also as a provider of project management services to support AVIC SHIP and AVIC Weihai Shipyard in the vessel construction. Deltamarin’s engineering package includes approval design, support in procurement handling and detail design. Deltamarin Floating Construction will carry out the construction management in close cooperation with AVIC, and supplement the construction team with long passenger ship building experience. The project management services also include master planning, procurement of the project materials and material management, project information management and site supervision.
Deltamarin developed the concept of the vessel at an earlier stage in close collaboration with the owner Stena. It is designed for Stena Line’s North European routes and complies with the latest rules and regulations for safety and environment. In the design special attention has been paid to the vessels’ fuel efficiency as well as maximizing the cargo space.
The vessels will have a capacity of more than 3,000 lane meters in a drive-through configuration. They will also accommodate about 1,000 passengers and offer a full range of passenger services.  The main engines will be “gas ready”, prepared to be fuelled by either methanol or LNG.
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